After a year off because of COVID mitigations, Bloomington-Normal high schools are getting back to many of the traditional events they look forward to every year, but also adding in a few twists.
A decade of underfunding from the state made more impact on McLean County Unit 5 finances than the coronavirus pandemic, district officials said Wednesday.
Andrew Swan speaks to the District 87 school board against the state's mask mandate for schools and the district's compliance with it. READ MORE HERE.
The board also heard public comments relating to the mask mandate, sex education and violence in schools.
ISU Terri Goss Kinzy talks about the impact of COVID-19 on ISU and what the university learned. READ MORE HERE.
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Illinois State University President Terri Goss Kinzy focused on the lasting impacts of the pandemic and the strengths that pulled ISU through to this year during her first State of the University address on Tuesday.
Heartland College Director of Risk Management and Public Safety Kevin Eack speaks about some of the considerations his department took in doing a risk assessment and VP for Finance and Administration Letisha Trepac walks the board through some of the budget.
Heartland Community College took some of its first steps toward fulfilling its master facilities plan at the Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday evening. That includes issuing $20.25 million in debt certificates to cover the start of planned upgrades.
The District 87 school board determined “there is sufficient evidence to support consideration for expulsion,” and asked for Superintendent Barry Reilly's recommendation.
The pandemic and timing have played a hand in perceived delays with negotiations between the university and the graduate student workers union. READ MORE HERE.
The union has scheduled a strike vote for Oct. 4.
McLean County students were honored Sunday at the virtual YICU (Why I See You) Service Awards Celebration.
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Illinois State University President Terri Goss Kinzy talks about planning for a pandemic in a university environment.
After a year off for the pandemic, visitors are returning to the ISU Planetarium. READ MORE HERE.
October will be a busy time for the planetarium due to special events, which often include extra shows.
Marty Lane and Andre Hursey are hosting a westside party, giving away school supplies, clothing, hygiene items and more on Saturday. READ MORE HERE.
Superintendent Barry Reilly said students were involved in three fights on Monday, all facing a “very lengthy suspension.”
Reagan is the only U.S. president who was born and raised in Illinois. He graduated from Eureka in 1932 and maintained close ties to the school, including giving speeches at it throughout his life.
A Bloomington High School student has been selected to serve as a student adviser to the Illinois State Board of Education.
The number of first generation students in the freshman class almost doubled, new data shows.
Illinois Wesleyan University grew its enrollment by 1% this fall, including the most diverse freshman class in the school's history. The number of first generation students in the freshman class almost doubled. READ MORE HERE.
The Town of Normal's new Youth on a Mission student advisory council is asking high schoolers to apply to participate in the program aimed at building leadership and civic engagement. READ MORE HERE.
Twenty years later, McLean County high schoolers lack memory but not interest in the attacks of 9/11.